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"It has been properly stated guy by no means fairly overcomes his past love. I take this to be the case in highbrow concerns at the least in romantic affairs. turbines' first highbrow appeal was once for pragmatism. As a tender pupil, it used to be for him a lifestyle and a collection of propositions in regards to the nature of the realm. From his first attempt, to his final unpublished writings, C. Wright turbines retained a full of life curiosity within the social and highbrow values of pragmatism. He used to be the embodiment of Jamesian guy; whole with a heroic definition of self. Like William James, he invested his political views with a hugely own content material. He inveighed opposed to American intervention in Latin the USA rather within the similar approach, and with an identical explanations, as James' actions within the Anti-Imperialist League. His religion in highbrow job as a simple method out of the morass of energy was once articulated in a fashion made recognized through James' phrases: 'Les intellectueles unite!' whilst, turbines' distrust of slim professionalism earrings a well-recognized observe to these conversant in James' indictment of upper academicism. The similarities among generators and James are so patently transparent, it truly is disconcerting to work out how completely the relationship has been missed."

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39. See article by L. S. Lyon, Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. III, p. 108. 40. Chicago University Records, (December 8, 1899) p. 220. Quoted by J. Dorfman, op. , p. 153. 41. L. S. Lyon, op. , p. 109. 42. S. D'lrsay, op. , p. 184. 43. See Donald Slesinger's and Elizabeth Mead's article, Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. XV, p. 187£. 44. See Hazel Kyrk's artic)e, Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. VII, p. 427£. 45. Concrete figures are more readily available for more recent years.

44. See Hazel Kyrk's artic)e, Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. VII, p. 427£. 45. Concrete figures are more readily available for more recent years. The Twentieth Century Fund reported in 1930 that the annual disbursement of American Foundations for educational purposes was $30,500,000; "individual aid" second with only nine million, and "pure scientific" research third with seven million. Anmtal Report, 1930, (New York 1932) p. 35ff. 46. A. Flexner, Universities: American, English, German, (New York 1930) p.

The growth of public educational systems for grade and high schools did not conduce to a clerical content of higher education. The mechanics back of the public character of the lower educational ranks have been set forth above. , universal manhood suffrage, was a factor in the trend toward public education. With such a basis of control the state could not "entrust its civic and national welfare ... " 66 No longer interested in preparing an educated ministry, the middle class citizenry after 1850 shifted the goal of public education towards the training for civil and industrial occupations.

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